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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? SCAMPI appraisals can help those organizations identify the strengths and weaknesses of their current processes, reveal crucial development and acquisition risks, set priorities for improvement plans, derive capability and maturity level ratings, and even perform realistic benchmarking.

These appraisals are rapidly becoming a core criterion in awarding major government and defense contracts. Thousands of professionals in all sectors are being called upon to participate in them for the first time. Drawing on their direct and extensive experience, they demonstrate how SCAMPI works in the real world--and how to overcome obstacles that often get in the way of a successful appraisal. The authors outline the role of appraisals as part of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art approach to process improvement, showing how SCAMPI integrates with quality initiatives, international standards, and other CMMI models and methods.

They guide the reader through the entire appraisal process: preparation; on-site activities; preliminary observations, findings, and ratings; final reporting; and follow-on activities.

The authors also address crucial management issues faced by organizations involved with appraisals. Coverage includes: leveraging appraisals in organizations with immature processes; conducting cross-discipline appraisals; performing appraisals concurrently with other quality initiatives; and responding to customer-driven needs.

Whether you're a manager, team leader, acquisition specialist, quality specialist, or appraiser, this book will help you use SCAMPI to achieve your real goals: dramatically improved processes and better systems and software with fewer defects. This method is veryimportant, as it is used to determine an organization's capability and maturitylevels which are often used as criteria in awarding government and defenseorientedbids.

These authors have considerable experiencein helping their organizations appraise their respective levels of maturity inrelation to the CMMI. In this handy new book, they impart their advice on notonly achieving an accurate assessment, but also what next steps need to betaken for further process improvement. Read more Read less. Amazon International Store International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.

Manufacturer warranty may not apply. Learn more about Amazon International Store. All rights reserved. Ahern is an advisory engineer and manager for process improvement and industry initiatives at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Previously he taught at Yale University and the University of Maryland. Ahern received his Ph. He has 37 years of experience in systems development and is an assessor for systems engineering and CMMI appraisals.

He has 30 years of experience in electronics systems and software engineering. Jack R. He has 39 years of experience in engineering, mainly related to the U. He has a Ph. He has been with the Software Engineering Institute SEI for 15 years, where he has held a number of positions focused on measurement, process improvement, and process appraisals.

Will has extensive experience in process improvement consulting, process appraisals, and professional training. Kenneth E. Nidiffer is Vice President of SSCI, with more than 43 years of experience in the marketing, research, development, maintenance, and acquisition of software-intensive systems.

He has held several executive-level positions in the Department of Defense and the industry e. Systems and Software Consortium, Inc. Nidiffer is currently responsible for program management and customer support activities that are responsive to the Consortium's member company needs. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.

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Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement

And so on, and so on. He has a Ph. Because acquirers may want to know about the Scamip rating of a potential supplier, those in marketing will gain an understanding of what such ratings mean and the value for their customers in being an organization with established, capable processes. The authors outline the role of appraisals as part of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art approach to process improvement, showing how SCAMPI integrates with quality initiatives, international standards, and other CMMI models and methods. Appraisal of a Multiorganization Program The Recipe. Appendix B. Practice Implementation Descriptions.




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